Name Minimum Two Words, No Title, Maximum 60 Letters

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Minister of Home Affairs (Minister of Home Affairs) Tito Karnavian issued new rules regarding the registration of names in a number of residence document.

Through the Regulation of the Minister of Home Affairs (Permendagri) Number 73 of 2022 concerning Recording of Names on Population Documents, recording the names of residents’ identities on Family Cards (KK) to E-KTPs must have at least two words and cannot be abbreviated.

This regulation was enacted on April 11, 2022 and was promulgated on April 21, 2022 by the Director General of Legislation at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham) Benny Riyanto.

“The procedure for recording names on population documents is prohibited from being abbreviated, unless it is not interpreted otherwise,” reads Article 5 paragraph 3 point a.

Article 4 paragraph 2 of the rule also regulates the rules for recording names on population documents. Among other things, namely, easy to read, not negative, and not multiple interpretations; the maximum number of letters is 60 letters including spaces; and the word count is at least two words.

“The maximum number of letters is 60 letters including spaces; and the number of words is at least two words,” reads points b and c of Article 4 paragraph 2 of the Permendagri.

Meanwhile, the name of the clan, family, or what is called by another name is an integral part of the name.

In addition to having two words, the registration of names on population documents is also not allowed to use numbers and punctuation marks, and it is prohibited to include educational and religious degrees on the civil registration deed.

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Permendagri Number 73/2022 also regulates the provisions for changing or improving names. The conditions for changing or improving the name must go through the process of determining the district court.

“In the event that a resident performs name correction, the recording of name correction includes the correcting part of the resident document based on an authentic document which is the basis for correction in accordance with the provisions of the legislation,” reads article 4 paragraph 4.

In the Permendagri, the intended population documents include resident biographies, family cards, child identity cards, e-KTP, residence certificates, and civil registration certificates.


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